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£15 - £25
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Indian, Asian, Healthy, Wine Bar
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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Reviewed 31 October 2023

First time here for dinner while visiting Bristol. Food was fabulous, all the dishes were lovely and the masala was one of the best I’ve had (and I’ve had a few!). Atmosphere was lively in a good way and they have screens between the tables...which allows for a degree of privacy. Service was spot on too. In short couldn’t fault it and will be returning when we’re next in Bristol.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Sujith Almeida, Owner at Urban Masala, responded to this reviewResponded 2 November 2023

Dear Guest,  We are glad that you had a lovely evening at Urban Tandoor during your first and recent visit. Thank you for your feedback and heartfelt compliments on the atmosphere, food and service.  We look forward to another opportunity to serve you...More

Reviewed 30 October 2023

The food here is outstanding and much better than other Indian restaurants we've tried. I can recommend the biryani. Very nice staff and a lovely ambience. Incredibly busy for a Sunday evening, which says it all!More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Sujith Almeida, Owner at Urban Masala, responded to this reviewResponded 2 November 2023

Dear Guest, Thank you for the review you posted after dining at Urban Masala after your recent visit. We are delighted to know you enjoyed the dishes, especially the biryani. Thank you for your appreciation for the food, service and ambience. We look forward to...More

Reviewed 29 October 2023

Alll food all room and all staff very help full and also all staff nature good our family members happy for stay here and happy all kids ann aour family mamber very nic experience we all and happy BirthdayMore

Date of visit: October 2023
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Sujith Almeida, Owner at Urban Masala, responded to this reviewResponded 2 November 2023

Dear Guest, We are happy to note that you had a wonderful dinner at your family's visit to the Urban Masala, Bristol. Thank you for your feedback and compliments on the food and service. We look forward to another opportunity of serving you. Keep well,...More

Reviewed 8 September 2023

Found this diamond restaurant when visiting Bristol University. Excellent food, excellent service from James - if this ends up being the next step we will be back (lots). Highly recommendMore

Date of visit: September 2023
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Sujith Almeida, Owner at Urban Masala, responded to this reviewResponded 13 September 2023

Dear Guest, We have noted your feedback in appreciation of the food and service and are glad to know that you enjoy your dining experience. Wish you all the best in your endeavours. We look forward to another opportunity to serve you when you are...More

Reviewed 20 July 2023 via mobile

First off I'd like to say that all staff were friendly and personable. The food was below par: Poppadoms served in halves but were ok the sauces with were not appetising at all, especially the mixed salad which was odd. A chicken biryani was attempted...to be ordered but informed that it was not served (unusually in my experience) with a vegetable curry but a raita. I asked if it could be swapped with a vegetable curry but the request was refused. A friend suggested a Lamb Dhansak and after enquiring whether it was mild, medium or hot, I was assured by the waiter that it was medium. It was very hot & burnt my tongue for 2 days afterwards. I asked if it could be made milder and it was taken away and was milder. The lamb was very poor quality, chewy and off putting but I managed some of it. The Bombay potato side dish was dry and inedible and I left it. I left most of the rice rice. Whilst waiting for the Dhansak to be made milder, a small mango flavoured 'creamy?' drink was provided to take away the burning sensation from the massively hot sauce. A printed note was also given apologising for the heat. This seems to imply that serving far too hot curries is a not infrequent occurrence. A free pudding was supplied as a good will gesture. I would like to emphasise that the staff were very polite and apologetic. The decor/ambience was good but very dim lighting. I have had many meals of this type but this was the most disappointing one.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 7 March 2023

Great food - monkfish starter was ace. Naga chicken was hot hot hot. Excellent prawn jalfrezi. Good finely spiced and well thought-out chicken dhansak, rice and plain naan.More

Date of visit: March 2023
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Sujith Almeida, Owner at Urban Masala, responded to this reviewResponded 17 March 2023

Dear Sally Ann G We are pleased to know that you had a great dining experience at the Urban Masala recently. We have noted your appreciation for the cuisine. We thank you for the same. Looking forward to another opportunity of serving you! Have a...More

Reviewed 18 December 2022 via mobile

Was ok meat was abit dry. Food came out quickly tho to quickly lol. probably just reheating batches but was ok people were friendly

Date of visit: December 2022
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UrbanM, Owner at Urban Masala, responded to this reviewResponded 4 January 2023

Thank you for your feedback.

Reviewed 1 November 2022 via mobile

Amazing service. Was served within 4 minutes and food was the same speed. Incredible how quick they did it was so impressed and tasted great

Date of visit: November 2022
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UrbanM, Owner at Urban Masala, responded to this reviewResponded 14 November 2022

Dear Guest, Thank you for the feedback and appreciation for your recent meal at Urban Masala. Keep Well, Stay Safe and have a great day!! Best Regards, Team Urban Masala

Reviewed 10 August 2022 via mobile

Thanks to all reviewers who led us to this wonderful restaurant. I’ve not previously been to many Indian restaurants but would consider this to be fantastic. The food itself was delicious and plentiful but what really made the evening for us was the excellent, helpful...staff. The Maitre D’ was welcoming and attentive, but even better than this were all the staff who were friendly and attentive. The ambience and decoration were a nice balance between modern and traditional. All tables were separated by a useful glass screen that offered just enough privacy, without impacting on the vibrant atmosphere. Most helpful was the knowledge of the waiting staff in understanding the coeliac diet requirements and also explaining the various dishes on offer. Bristol is blessed with so many bars and restaurants, but this was truly delightful.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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UrbanM, Owner at Urban Masala, responded to this reviewResponded 30 August 2022

Dear Guest, We are glad to hear from you post your recent visit to Urban Masala. Thank you for complimenting on the ambience, menu options, food, staff and service. It is nice to know that the earlier reviews helped you to choose to dine here...More

Reviewed 7 April 2022

Love this place, Friday and Saturday the restaurant is absolutely buzzing. This is my go to Indian Restaurant, visit very often and the food and service is never anything but superb.More

Date of visit: March 2022
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UrbanM, Owner at Urban Masala, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2022

Dear Guest, We have noted your feedback in appreciation of the food and service and are glad to know that you enjoy your dining experiences. Thank you for your patronage. We look forward to another opportunity of serving you. Keep Well, Stay safe and Have...More

Reviewed 24 November 2021 via mobile

This place is buzzing and full. If you eat here you will now why!! I had some poppadoms and chutney, The obligatory cobra And then I went to heaven on the curried lamb shank it was to die for and now I’m so full I...cannot walk. Absolutely amazing If I come back to Bristol I will returnMore

Date of visit: November 2021
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UrbanM, Owner at Urban Masala, responded to this reviewResponded 12 December 2021

Dear Guest, Thank you for the lovely feedback and appreciation for your recent meal at Urban Masala. We look forward to the opportunity of serving you again when you are back in Bristol. Keep Well, Stay Safe and have a great day!! Best Regards, Team...More

Reviewed 5 July 2021

We visited on a very busy Saturday night as a party of 4. This is a large Indian restaurant with a difference, in that it has a compare on a microphone who occasionally breaks into welcoming parties for special occasions - so this is as...much a venue location as a restaurant. Extensive menu, including unusual Southern Indian options. The food was good if not exceptional. We noted there were a significant number of South-East Asian origin customers who appeared to be regulars, which we took as a good sign.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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UrbanM, Owner at Urban Masala, responded to this reviewResponded 19 July 2021

Dear Guest, Thank you for your detailed review. We look forward to another opportunity of serving you. Keep Well, Stay Safe !! Best Regards, Team Urban Masala

Reviewed 19 May 2021 via mobile

To start I would like to thank all the staff for making us so welcome, every time we visit they always look after us and make sure everything is perfect. The restaurant was busy but everything was nicely spaced out. The restaurant looks amazing with...the screens separating the tables all beautifully presented. They have sanitising points and people are kept very safe in these COVID times. The lovely artwork and atmosphere, it’s always a pleasure to visit. For the food it’s fantastic and the presentation is fantastic. I have never had anything I didn’t like and it’s so delicious i really could eat here every day. It’s the best restaurant I have visited and they always go above and beyond to help and give great service. 5 star service, safety, food and atmosphereMore

Date of visit: April 2021
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UrbanM, Owner at Urban Masala, responded to this reviewResponded 26 May 2021

Dear Guest, We have noted your detailed review in appreciation of the Urban Masala, Bristol. Thank you for your heartfelt compliments for the food, presentation, safety protocols and ambience. We look forward to another opportunity of serving you. Keep Well, stay Safe !! Best Regards,...More

Reviewed 2 November 2020

We visited on recommendation 2 Nd November with no reservation booking. But Received with friendly welcome and ordered our favourite curry dishes. The price was higher than we are used too, as we live in a north devon village,but guess these prices are competitive in...a big city. The Pupadoms were over priced but more importantly over cooked and burnt at the edges. We did not complain as I did,nt want my wife to feel uncomfortable,but I did mention this fact many times when asked. The food was good but no hot plate to keep warm. But the food was not over cooked in butter and digestible ,as was the paratha. So generally good but not excellent which was what we had expected .More

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed 17 October 2020

We made a booking for 8.30 and when we got to the place they had around 12 other people waiting on the door who had booked at the same time as us. They said to all of us "sorry but the people inside are not...ready to leave and you might not get a table until 9 at least"- bearing in mind that they close at 10. A decent place would not have overbooked a restaurant like this.More

Date of visit: October 2020
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